Petecio leads Pinoy pugs

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson More learning, more success Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 25-year-old Petecio of Davao is aching to get back at Thai Peamwilai Laopean, who ruled the 54kg division of the biennial event, which will run up to Nov. 8.Accompanying the boxers sent by the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines are coaches Roel Velasco and Violito Payla and team manager Patricio Gaspi, also the national head coach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Nesthy Petecio (red)  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOTeam Philippines is fielding veteran Nesthy Petecio and two others in its search for the gold in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships slated to begin Thursday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Accompanying Petecio, who settled for the bantamweight silver medal in the 2015 edition held in Wulanchabu, China, are light flyweight Judelyn Casin and flyweight Aira Villegas.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Booker undergoes hand surgery, expected out for 6 weeks

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Osaka charms Japan with her manners—and broken Japanesecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ The Suns said in a brief statement that the surgery was performed in Los Angeles on Monday by Dr. Steven Shin to repair the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint.It’s the same hand that bothered him late last season. Booker, last season’s NBA 3-point champion, signed a maximum five-year, $158 million contract in the offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker has undergone surgery on his right (shooting) hand and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.That would cause him to miss not only all of training camp but probably the first couple of games of the regular season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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GoL Releases Photo of House where Mandela Lodged while in Liberia

first_imgThe late Amb. T. Ernest Eastman’s home, along the Tubman Boulevard in Congo Town, housed several members of the South African resistance against apartheid, including the late Nelson Mandela and Hugh Masekela, during the 1960s.The Office of the Vice President of Liberia has released photos of the house in which Mandela was lodged during the height of the liberation struggle.This is the house located in Oldest Congo Town, outside Monrovia that Nelson Mandela lived in during his stay in Liberia in the heat of the Liberation struggle in South Africa. The house belongs to the Late Ernest Eastman who was Minister of Foreign Affairs and also served as Minister of State and Ambassador to many countries. He was a personal friend of Mandela. The Government of Liberia fully supported Mandela in his struggle against apartheid in SA.  The bed on which Mandela slept was there up to the civil crisis in Liberia.  Amb. Eastman lived in this house until he died.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UNAIDS Sponsored HIV Media Guide for Liberian Journalists Launched

first_imgThe Anti-AIDS Media Network (AAMIN), in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), the National AIDS Commission (NAC), National AIDS/STIs Control Program (NACP) and the Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM), has launched Liberia’s first HIV Media Guide for Liberian Journalists and media practitioners with support from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS).Making a PowerPoint presentation on the Guide, Mr. Solomon Watkins, AAMIN’s deputy director and program officer said the Guide aimed to serve as a quick reference document for media practitioners to strengthen their capacity for accurate, balanced and credible HIV and AIDS reporting.The Media Guide, he noted consists of three chapters with focus on: HIV Epidemic, response in Liberia and the Role of the Media in the National HIV Response respectively and Strategies for Effective Media Engagement. PUL Secretary General, Mr. Danicius Kaihenneh-Sengbeh officially launched the Guide yesterday April 23, at the Corina Hotel in Monrovia with more than 30 UN System representatives, government, network of people living with HIV and coalition of key affected populations, as well as journalists in the country. The PUL SG called on journalists to utilize the guide in response to HIV and AIDS prevention by exhibiting professionalism.“Throughout my practice of journalism in Liberia, I haven’t understood that we have an HIV media reporting guide. The Guide is a great effort towards eliminating HIV in Liberia. Make maximum use of this media guide to help reduce stigma and discrimination,” Mr. Sengbeh maintained.He further called on partners in the sector to increase support for additional printing of the media, engage in sponsoring annual media awards for journalists, and see the media as partners in every area of development.Earlier Dr. Betru Woldesemayat, UNAIDS’ Country Director, also called on the media to use the guide in strengthening effective reporting on HIV and AIDS.He described the media as a key partner to HIV and AIDS eradication. “I am happy to be a part of this occasion launching Liberia’s first HIV Media Guide for Liberian journalists and media practitioners. You have a pivotal role. I encourage you to do your job judicially. Keep remaining ethical and professional,” the UNAIDS Country Director admonished.In her remarks, Madam Juanita Ramirez, NAC commissioner on partnership said the media has been supportive of the work of the commission and partners in the national HIV response. However, she said there is still lot more needed to be done to have Liberia meet its share of the global target of zero HIV infection, deaths and discrimination.“With this Guide we are hoping you can do more than what you’ve been doing in response to HIV prevention, demand for PMTCT services utilization and support services for people living with HIV and key populations,” Commissioner Ramirez urged.  Giving the vote of thanks, Mr. Necus Andrews, Executive Director of AAMIN acknowledged the efforts of all partners and stake holders who made significant contributions leading to the development of the HIV and AIDS Guide for journalists.“We thank all of our partners, most especially, the UNAIDS family under the leadership of Dr. Woldesemayat. We have been receiving support from the UNAIDS, but under Dr. Woldesemayat’s administration we have received significant support ranging from financial aid to technical support,” noted Mr. Andrews.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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$99M living quarters for Judges, Magistrates commissioned in Essequibo

first_img– will to contribute to improved delivery of judicial servicesMinister of State Joseph Harmon on Wednesday commissioned a $99 million, fully furnished modern living quarters facility for Judges and Magistrates at Suddie on the Essequibo Coast, where he said the project is part of Government’s investment towards the improved delivery of judicial services and the administration of justice in the region.Addressing members of the Judiciary, regional officials and other special invitees present at the opening ceremony, Minister Harmon said the delivery of justice is an issue which the Government takes seriously and the provision of these facilities will ensure that the distance between the court and the living accommodation is reduced so as to allow more time to be spent on dealing with the administration of justice. Previously, the accommodation for Judges and Magistrates were available at Anna Regina while the courts are located at Suddie.“I believe that is a very important step… The location of these premises in immediate proximity of the court is commendable as it removes the need of these officials to commute from Anna Regina to this location, thereby saving precious time and money and enable them to discharge their functions with ease. The transition of accommodation of our judicial officers to close proximity to the place of work and circumstances that are more comfortable should not be underestimated. The discharge of their functions as adjudicators of the law require clear thinking and legal writing that must be facilitated by provision of the best possible living and working environment…,” Minister Harmon was quoted as saying in a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency.Minister Harmon said accommodations and suitable working conditions are even more important as there are a vast number of women serving in the judicial system, and as such, their welfare must be taken into account. “Even though our female judicial officers are no less competent and efficient than their male counterparts, they are still our gentler side and their welfare, therefore, require greater care and consideration. I have no doubt that these facilities will bring a greater willingness by the officials who will be accommodated here, to provide quality service in Essequibo and also contribute to higher level of efficiency to discharge their functions,” he said.“These services include fast and reliable Internet access for proper communication and research that are so essential for such matters as case preparations and judgement and all other support which the Judiciary requires. It is still not good enough that citizens of Bartica have to travel to the Essequibo Coast to receive some judicial services. These services should be provided to our citizens with the least possible inconvenience,” the Minister said.Further to this, Minister Harmon said that the time is fast approaching when the regional administrations will have to take responsibility of the provision of such facilities so as to ensure that valuable time is not lost.“I believe that in the manner in which development will take place, that the regions and the capital towns will have to take responsibility for providing these services and therefore it really ought not to be on the Chancellor and the Chief Justice to come here to find accommodation for Judges. It is the Administration that has to do that. A Judge must judge and therefore to attach all of these administrative functions on to the Judges is basically taking away important judicial time,” he noted.Meanwhile, Chancellor of the Judiciary (acting), Madame Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, OR, CCH, in here remarks said that the project, which began under the auspices of Justice Carl Singh, former Chancellor of the Judiciary, will assist greatly in the provision of judicial services on the Essequibo Coast. After years of tedious searching for housing and accommodation for Judges and Magistrates, she noted that it is a historic day to see the project come to fruition.“As I recall it, in the 70s to the 80s just across where the old Suddie High Court was, were quarters for Judges and Magistrates were given places all around. That building was old and dilapidated and as a result, quarters had to be found again for staff here. Then after that, accommodations were found for Judges in Onderneeming and that compound housed the Judge, the Prosecutor, the clerk and the Court Marshal. We would commute from there to court and then eventually we moved from Onderneeming and went to Anna Regina but the meantime the Magistrates were itinerant because they were in Zorg and then they were at Johanna Cecelia and they were other places. Some Magistrates stayed with relatives; some were lucky to have Government buildings at their disposal,” she explained.With the project coming to fruition, Justice Cummings-Edwards said there is now accommodation in a central location for Magistrates, Judges, commissioners of titles and even their guests while dispensing justice in Essequibo.“The commute will not be anymore, because Judges will just have to walk across to the courtroom which is just next door. And in that regard, we know that more will be given to you here is Essequibo in terms of the dispensation of justice. We know that Judges and judicial officers work very hard and they have to leave their homes and come here and that is not a complaint. They do not complain but they come willingly and it is only fitting that we make this location where they will be, as comfortable as possible. Having left their family, their pets and their comforts, they should come as close as possible to what they would have left at home even as they serve you,” she said.The project commenced on November 21, 2016 and was scheduled to be completed in eleven months. However it was completed in the period nine months within the allocated budget. The facility boasts four apartment units, which contain two rooms each. The rooms are outfitted with all amenities including flat screen televisions, microwaves, furniture and hot and cold showers.last_img read more

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What was he on?

first_imgMontrose Stamp out bigotry Re: “American Muslims beginning to fear that `Islamophobia’ is gripping the U.S” (April 11): Racism is unacceptable in this country where dialogue and communication are the most effective tools for understanding each other in order to integrate peacefully. I, as an American Muslim, am disheartened that there has been growing anti-Islamic sentiment among the American public. More and more Islamophobic language and rhetoric are finding their way into the media. It is time that we acknowledged that American Muslims are law-abiding, tax-paying citizens who are strengthening America’s social fabric and our nation’s security by serving in armed forces and through volunteerism. Let’s stamp out Islamophobia, because doing otherwise would go against the very principles this country was founded on. Eric Harris of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado had been taking Luvox. Kip Kinkel of the Springfield, Ore., shooting was on Ritalin and Prozac. Jason Hoffman of the 2001 high-school shooting in El Cajon was on two antidepressants, Effexor and Celexa. Jeff Weise of the Red Lake Indian Reservation shooting in Minnesota in March 2005 was on Prozac. The list of murderers on psychiatric drugs goes on. It’s not only school shooters, but a long list of other perpetrators of bizarre and apparently unexplainable homicides, such as Andrea Yates, who drowned her own children, or Jeremy Strohmeyer, who raped and murdered a child in a Los Vegas casino. What I want to know is, what was Seung-Hui Cho taking? What was he on when he went on his shooting spree at Virginia Tech? – Mari Werner – Nadia Farooqui Cerritos A kiss is just a kiss Re: “Indian protesters burn Gere effigies” (April 17): So, in India, they are all up in arms over Richard Gere kissing their superstar, Shilpa Shetty, in public, as this is against their culture. Let me see if I get this straight – there’s rampant killing around the world, but they’re upset over a kiss. Women are routinely beaten and maimed in public around the world, and this kiss is the worst thing that could happen. Children are starving to death, in public, but still this kiss has people burning effigies of Gere in the streets. Can we as people all get our priorities straight? How about a lot less killing, maiming and starving and a lot more kissing! – Gregory Conte West Hills No comparison Re: “Sen. Sheila Kuehl revives health reform bill” (April 16): There is no comparison between Sen. Kuehl’s California Universal Healthcare Act and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s health care proposal. Schwarzenegger’s health care plan would require many Californians to obtain their insurance from the private health care insurance companies. Private health care insurance is expensive, and the coverage is often limited. The Kuehl proposal, however, would provide every California resident with comprehensive care without the overhead of insurance-company stockholder profits, multiple venues and many different levels of coverage. The Kuehl bill would maintain the health care provider system and hospitals as they are now, and every California resident would have the same coverage. – Melvin H. Kirschner Van Nuys 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Powered by record sprees, Premier League ready for landmark season

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal supporters wear masks of French striker Alexandre Lacazette in the crowd ahead of the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 6, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 11 – Fuelled by an historically lavish spending spree, the Premier League returns on Friday when Arsenal host Leicester in the opening game of the hotly-anticipated new season.Taking advantage of astronomical broadcast contracts and lucrative sponsorship deals, England’s superpowers have been splashing the cash at an unprecedented rate. Since the end of last season, transfer records have been shattered across the country as over one billion pounds has changed hands in a frenzy that could well set a new high for a single window.While some fear the spending is unsustainable and will put clubs’ long-term stability at risk, the 25th year of the Premier League era should deliver a title race more fiercely contested than ever.Desperate to dethrone champions Chelsea, club record fees have been paid by Manchester United, who splurged a British record £75 million for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal, who forked out £52 million on Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette and Liverpool, who put down £37 million for Roma winger Mohamed Salah.Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola set the tone with a series of early deals that took his spending in this window to an eye-watering £218 million.Frustrated by City’s failings in his trophyless first season in England, Guardiola has overhauled his squad with defenders Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, plus goalkeeper Ederson and playmaker Bernardo Silva.Graphic on the top 10 Premier League transfers for season 2017-2018 © AFP / Laurence CHUGuardiola’s old rival Jose Mourinho hasn’t been shy about raiding the United coffers, with the Lukaku swoop headlining a £140 million spree that also brought Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford.Mourinho won the league in his second seasons at Porto, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, as well as in both of his stints at Chelsea, but he expects this season’s title race to be an almighty scrap.“Normally the second season should be better than the first, but again, this is modern football. The reality is totally different,” Mourinho said.“It’s getting much harder for everyone, so we don’t know.”The no limits spending of Chelsea’s title rivals prompted a tetchy response from Stamford Bridge, where boss Antonio Conte has been grumbling about his club’s failure to land Lukaku and several other targets.– No margin for error –Even so, Conte has done his best to get billionaire Blues owner Roman Abramovich to throw his financial muscle behind Chelsea’s title defence.A club record £58 million lured Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata from the European champions, while Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger also joined Chelsea, whose spending climbed over £130 million.Fans will get their first glimpse of how one of the contenders will fare when Arsenal, fresh from their Community Shield victory over Chelsea, face Leicester in the season opener at the Emirates Stadium.Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal’s dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory.Last season was by far the most difficult of Wenger’s 21-year reign, with Arsenal’s on-pitch travails exposing him to furious protests from angry fans.Having ended months of speculation by signing a new two-year contract, Wenger believes if his players put on a united front, the exasperated fans will fall into line behind them.“A lot of the trouble was created by my own situation. Maybe I made a mistake,” said Wenger, who will be without want-away Chile star Alexis Sanchez against Leicester due to injury.“Overall I believe that it’s down to us. The trend has always to come from the team.”The bulk of the opening weekend’s fixtures will be played on Saturday and Sunday, with Chelsea starting at home to Burnley.City travel to new-boys Brighton, back in the top tier after a 34-year absence, while United host West Ham.Liverpool, trying to fend off Barcelona’s interest in £100 million-rated forward Philippe Coutinho, are at Watford.Despite finishing second last season, Tottenham, who face promoted Newcastle on Sunday, have boldly abstained from the spending and are yet to make a single signing.The merits of that cautious approach should become clear throughout a fascinating season that serves as a referendum on the go for broke era.Fixtures (1400 GMT unless stated):FridayArsenal v Leicester (1845 GMT)SaturdayBrighton v Manchester City (1630 GMT), Chelsea v Burnley, Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, Everton v Stoke, Southampton v Swansea, Watford v Liverpool (1130 GMT), West Brom v BournemouthSundayManchester United v West Ham (1500 GMT), Newcastle v Tottenham (1230 GMT)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MAJOR BOOST AS 70 JOBS MOVE A STEP CLOSER FOR KILLYBEGS

first_imgBio-marine Ingredients Ireland Ltd (BII) has been notified by Donegal County Council of its intent to grant planning permission for its new facility.KillybegsThe move paves the way for the creation of 70 new jobs in the Killybegs, with an additional 50 jobs to be created during construction phase.This is a significant step forward for the ground-breaking €40 million project. The planning application for the new facility was initially submitted to Donegal County Council last July. Pending the approval of full planning permission, construction work could begin on the seven acre site at Stoney Hill Industrial Park, adjacent to the new pier in Killybegs by the end of the summer.“The Taoiseach recently launched the ‘Action Plan for Jobs 2015’ which places particular emphasis on balanced regional development and creating employment in the regions. This project fits very comfortably into that plan. We are very excited at the prospect of creating marine ingredients and high value human nutritional products from species such as blue whiting and boarfish.“We look forward to receiving formal confirmation of planning permission in the near future and delivering this enormous opportunity, which can take the Irish seafood sector to a completely different level,” said Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland CEO, Jason Whooley.The Chairman of Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland, Martin Howley added, “This innovative project can certainly be a massive boost for Killybegs and its hinterland. This town and County Donegal as a whole, is crying out for new employment opportunities so we are delighted at the announcement from Donegal County Council. As an area, we have suffered terribly during the economic collapse and our project can play its part, in helping the North West turn the corner. The prospect of construction jobs by the late summer is very exciting for everyone concerned.” MAJOR BOOST AS 70 JOBS MOVE A STEP CLOSER FOR KILLYBEGS was last modified: March 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaljobs boostKillybegslast_img read more

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US visitors seek help finding ‘message in a bottle’ recipients from the 1980s

first_imgAn American family planning a holiday in Donegal are hoping to connect with two local men after a very unique series of events.The two men had responded to messages in bottles which washed up from the Atlantic in 1983. Amazingly, the bottles were found six years after being thrown into the sea in 1977.The messages were written by Tom Leonard for his mother. Now, Tom’s sister-in-law Mona has launched a search to hopefully find the Donegal correspondents and meet them next month. Tom Leonard’s message in a bottleMona, from Florida, tells Donegal Daily how her family came to develop an unprecedented link with the area:“My brother-in-law was sailing across the ocean in 1977 and while doing so, he put out two messages in bottles into the ocean.“In 1983, two people responded to both messages within just a few days of each other.“They were found at two different places. One was at Carrickfinn Beach by a man on his honeymoon (Joseph O’Donnell – Annagry return address) and by a Thomas Boyle.” Mona added: “I have attempted to locate either of them or a family member but have had no luck at all.“We would love to meet these people or their family members and share the actual letters they wrote back to my mother-in-law in 1983.”While the messages say Tom’s yacht sunk between the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands and Brooklyn, New York, he is thankfully fine and travelling to Ireland later this month.Tom and his wife and Mona and her husband are travelling to Donegal on 30th September 2018 and will be spending a three days in Annagry, close to where the bottles were found.Letter from Donegal to the USAThey have asked Donegal Daily to share the appeal in the hope of contacting the men who wrote them all those years ago. “Tom has always wanted to find the person or family member of the people who found these bottles,” said Mona.If you think you have information that would help, please email Mona at: mhensley1959@hotmail.comUS visitors seek help finding ‘message in a bottle’ recipients from the 1980s was last modified: September 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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